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Celgene buys into Mesoblast's stem cell pipeline in regenerative med pact

Celgene has stepped up with a deal to buy a $45 million chunk of Mesoblast's stock at a premium price in exchange for a front row seat on the Australian biotech's stem cell pipeline and a preferred spot at the bargaining table if it follows up with a licensing deal.

Big Pharma partner: Check. Crossover round: Check. Hot tech: Check. IPO...

Two months after tying the Big Pharma collaboration knot with Sanofi, Cambridge, MA-based gene therapy startup Voyager Therapeutics has rolled out a $60 million venture round that appears to set the stage for an upcoming IPO.

BioXcel adds Takeda to its roster of A-list clients

BioXcel has added another big name to its list of clients. Takeda is the latest company to sign up to work with BioXcel, a database-driven drug discovery shop that already boasts relationships with Alexion, Sanofi, Teva and Vertex.

Early user of Venter's DNA synthesizer reports saving time, money

Feedback from an early-access program for Synthetic Genomics' personal DNA workstation has started to emerge. And the initial news is positive, with a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, reporting that the device is cutting the time and money it takes to synthesize DNA.

Zoetis innovation lab seeks to create electronic health record for every U.K. farm animal

Scientists at Zoetis' new Centre for Digital Innovation are working on apps and other technologies to improve both livestock production and companion-animal health, and Zoetis has launched the initiative with an ambitious goal: to create an electronic health record for every farm animal in the U.K.

Duke University scores $20M from NIH to develop HIV vaccine

In a win for HIV vaccine research, Duke University researchers have scored $20 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop an HIV vaccine.

Kathrin Jansen named head of Pfizer vaccine R&D

Pfizer has a new vaccines R&D head in Kathrin Jansen, who will begin at the post on June 1. Previously CSO of Pfizer's vaccine research and early development, Jansen will report to global R&D president Mikael Dolsten and work out of Pfizer's Pearl River, New York research site.

Researchers develop paper microchip and smartphone diagnostic for HIV

As the industry turns its attention to low-cost, easy-to-use diagnostics for developing countries, researchers at Florida Atlantic University are developing a biosensing tool that uses a smartphone and a paper microchip to screen for diseases such as HIV.

GSK relocates vaccine R&D to Maryland with new global center

In the wake of its multibillion-dollar asset swap with Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline is doubling down on its vaccines focus. And it'll be doing that in Maryland, where it's establishing a new global R&D center.

Researchers working on neural implant to improve memory

UPenn researchers are in the early stage of developing a neural implant to help the 10 million people across the globe with traumatic brain injury improve their memory.